Preventing bunions

If bunions have a genetic cause, you’ll either be predisposed to them or you won’t. You can’t (yet!) change your genetic make-up on demand. However, if you suspect that you might be prone to them, there are things you can do to ‘discourage’ them – to slow their formation.

These preventative measures are to do with footwear – you should always make sure you wear shoes with a broad toe box (area at the front of the shoe) to comfortably accommodate the toes, and wear high heels sparingly if at all.

For more about the causes and treatment of bunions click here.